Residential Rates

With SJCE You Get Clean Energy and Competitive Rates.

Your electricity will be more renewable and carbon free and your rates will be 1% below PG&E. You’ll see three different charges on your bill—you can compare them in the chart below.

Choosing TotalGreen for energy that's 100% renewable and carbon-free will cost the average home about $5-10 more per month than GreenSource.

Sample residential cost comparison*

SJCE GreenSource
45% Renewable Energy
Electric Generation
$32.72
PG&E Added Fees
$15.30
PG&E Electric Delivery
$62.70
Average Total Cost
$110.72
PG&E
33% Renewable Energy
Electric Generation
$48.51
PG&E Added Fees
$0
PG&E Electric Delivery
$62.70
Average Total Cost
$111.21
SJCE TotalGreen
100% Renewable Energy
Electric Generation
$37.22
PG&E Added Fees
$15.30
PG&E Electric Delivery
$62.70
Average Total Cost
$115.22
PG&E Solarchoice
100% Renewable Energy
Electric Generation
$57.52
PG&E Added Fees
$15.30
PG&E Electric Delivery
$62.70
Average Total Cost
$135.52

*Based on a typical residential usage of 450kWh under the E-1 rate schedule at current PG&E rates, and the SJCE rates effective September 1, 2018. Actual costs will vary depending on usage and other factors. This estimate is an average of seasonal rates. The PG&E renewable energy content is in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2018.

WHAT ARE THESE CHARGES FOR?

Electric Generation

This pays for your source of power and how much electricity you’re using. Your rate will vary, depending on the type of service you choose: GreenSource, TotalGreen or PG&E service.
 

PG&E Added Fees

PG&E does add a fee for SJCE customers to your bill, called the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment but also known as the PCIA or “exit fee.” The PCIA is meant to ensure that SJCE customers pay the difference between what PG&E paid for power contracted to serve them prior to their switch and its current market value. As shown in the chart above, SJCE GreenSource service is still cheaper than PG&E, even with the added fees.
 

Electric Delivery

PG&E still delivers your electricity on existing power lines and maintains the lines. The PG&E delivery rates are the same for everyone.
 

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